A Different Kind of Childbirth Class
There are lots of birth classes out there. Why choose this one?
As many expectant moms prepare birth plans and and fret over of how childbirth will be, we have built a childbirth class that encompasses all you need to have a great and healthy birth for you and your baby.
We have taken into account your personality, beliefs, and personal heath factors to craft a personalized birth class experience that is tailored for you.
The Beyond the Birth Plan class is everything you need in a childbirth class to feel confident and empowered to bring your baby into the world.
The Beyond the Birth Plan Childbirth Course is a comprehensive, evidence-based childbirth course that teaches the science and physiology of birth. We aim to help you see how amazing your body is designed and how capable you are to give your baby the best possible birth.
Every birth class has an agenda, and a way of looking at labor. Hospital birth courses often teach you how to be a good patient, and what to expect at that particular labor and delivery unit. You might not learn as much as you’d hoped about normal birth and how to labor without medical intervention.
Many natural online birth courses, on the other hand, give parents great information about the process of normal childbirth and tools for coping. The downside is that they can set you up with a birth plan that is too rigid for the inevitable ebb and flow of natural labor. A change in the labor process, or a nurse that isn’t on the same page, might completely undo the preparing you did with some of these other birth courses.
This birth course and birth class is different. Beyond The Birth Plan focuses on YOU, the laboring person, instead of a one-size-fits-all method for birth.
Labor is a unique and individual experience for each person. The best labor preparation happens on the inside, using many tools to help you relax, focus, and welcome your baby. This birth class brings evidence based birth education and you as the birthing person to the forefront.
This online birth class helps you understand how your body works and helps you understand what you need to bring your baby into the world in the best possible way. However your baby is born we want you to be well prepared, wether you have your baby with a midwife, obstetrician, at home, at a birth center or in a hospital. Regardless of how you approach birth we want you to have the education and support you need to bring your baby into the world with joy and confidence.
Did You Know?
The number of people who take a birth class in pregnancy has gone down in the last 20 years. Simultaneously the rates of cesarean, induction, and mortality have gone up. We don’t want to imply causality, but we do know from experience and research that people have better outcomes when they’re involved in their own care (Source).
Isn’t a Birth Plan Enough?
Just as every mother is unique – bringing a different personality, history, and skill set to the delivery room – every pathway to birth is unique. It’s important to acknowledge this right at the beginning of your birth preparation. There is no Place, Provider, or Plan that can guarantee a specific outcome for you and your baby. That’s why we want to take you Beyond the Birth Plan and prepare you to follow any twists and turns that your labor might bring. This birth course is much more about shaping you, the person, than it is about teaching one specific way to birth! What is right for someone else may be not best for you. We want to give you and your partner the tools to have the best birth possible. Beyond the Birth Plan prepares you to and your partner for the all of the possible birth choices you have. This is childbirth class will help you plan on giving birth in the hospital, a birth center or are planning a homebirth. This childbirth course also will prepare you for working with an any type of birth provider, a Doctor, Obstetrician, or a Midwife.
What You Get When You Purchase the Beyond the Birth Plan Childbirth Course
|Beyond the Birth Plan||Other Online Classes||In-Person Classes|
|Birth Profile Assessment||✔︎||𝗫||𝗫|
|Personalized recommendations/Not a One-Sized Fits all Approach!||✔︎||𝗫||𝗫|
|Helps Identify if You are with the Right Provider for Your Personality & Preferences||✔︎||𝗫||some|
|Comprehensive, Evidence-based Childbirth Education||✔︎||some||some|
|Flexible Labor Tools for Any Labor||✔︎||some||some|
|Personalized Labor Prep||✔︎||𝗫||some|
|Identifies Knowledge Gaps||✔︎||𝗫||𝗫|
|Invaluable Add-on to Any Birth Class||✔︎||𝗫||𝗫|
|Self-paced, 24/7 Access for 1 Year||✔︎||some||𝗫|
|Partner and Birth Coach Lessons||✔︎||some||𝗫|
|BONUS Printable 30 Page Pregnancy & Labor Reference Guide!||✔︎||𝗫||𝗫|
|BONUS Beautiful Birth Affirmation Cards!||✔︎||some||𝗫|
|BONUS Inspiring Birth Stories Ebook!||✔︎||𝗫||𝗫|
Personalized Labor Preparation
After going through this birth course, you will have a customized plan for going through labor. You might even choose to have a written birth plan for your support team. And you will also gain the internal skills and confidence that you need to remain in the drivers seat of your labor experience, however it unfolds.
You will learn about normal birth, common interventions, and how to make the best choices for you and your baby. No matter what happens in the course of your labor, you will know that you are strong and wise. You will be able to adapt without feeling discouraged. You will feel equipped to accept and surrender to your labor, while keeping your power over the things you can control.
At Pregnancy By Design, we believe that you are designed, body and mind, to grow, birth, and nurture your baby. This is the only natural birth course that prepares you for both the physical and emotional journey of labor. Our birth course equips you for wise decision-making, and gives you the flexibility to ride the twists and turns of labor with confidence because our tools help shape who you are as a birthing woman.
Birth Coach Training
Why is labor support and have a birth coach important? To put it bluntly, good labor support can help prevent postpartum depression and trauma. Nearly 1/3 of women in the United States view their births as negative or traumatic. Research suggests that women who feel alone and unsupported during labor are more likely to have mental health problems in the following months. On a more positive note, good labor support can help a woman to have an empowering birth experience. Feeling good about her birth lets a mother start out on the right foot as she bonds with her baby and recovers from the process.
My Birth Profile Assessment
The Birth Plan is a thorough, natural birth course, conveniently available online to complete when you have time. You’ll start by creating your Birth Profile, your unique starting point for labor preparation. Your Birth Profile is based on your individual personality, health background, set of beliefs and knowledge about birth that will actually affect how you experience labor.
My Birth Profile Assessment is the first tool of its kind – designed to help pregnant women get amazingly personalized information and identify their exact needs across 7 key areas that influence a better birth experience.
My Birth Profile is included free with the purchase of the Beyond the Birth Plan Course.
You want to make the best choices for yourself and your baby, and you want to give your baby the best birth possible. There are important decisions that directly impact your birth experience. How can you know you are making right choices for you personally? My Birth Profile will help you find answers to questions like:
- Where should I give birth?
- What kind of healthcare provider should I work with? Or have I chosen the right provider?
- How can I make sure I have a good birth?
- What kind of birth course makes sense for me?
- How is labor going to be for me?
When you take the Birth Profile Assessment you will learn about the 7 key areas that influence your birth experience – your personality, your beliefs about birth, your birth place, your healthcare provider and your birth knowledge. My birth profile was designed to help you make more informed choices in your birth care.
The information you gain about yourself from your Birth Profile is central in helping you make the best decisions for your pregnancy and birth care. These include choosing the right Place and Provider, and putting together a Plan for mental and physical coping with labor. Your strengths, weaknesses, needs, and values will help determine the choices that are right for you.
What people are saying…..
I am loving the course! It has been extremely helpful, and the best one I have gone through so far. I am almost finished with it, I’d like my husband and I to read through the birth coach section soon together.I think it has equipped me far better to make educated choices during the birth process, which is wonderful!I am not a flexible person when it comes to dealing with change, so that has calmed me down in regards to having the confidence in making a decision if something unexpected happens.I feel really blessed to have access to such a database of information. My favorite thing has to be the course reference book. I think that will be the most valuable resource to me when my labor begins. -Shay
Bonus Printable Reference Guides!!
- Common Pregnancy Discomforts and Remedies
- Prenatal Exercises Handout
- Early Labor Cheat Sheet
- Help I think My Water Just Broke! PROM Cheat Sheet
- Encouraging Labor at Home
- Birth Affirmations
- Birth Fear to Birth Affirmation Worksheet
- Birth Visualizations
- Ways of Handling Pain
- Deep Breathing Exercise
- Guided Relaxation for Coaches
- Comfort Measures Cheat Sheet (doula-approved!)
- Labor positions Cheat Sheet
- Decision-Making in Labor: Think SHARP!
- Cheerleading Cheat Sheet for Coaches:
- Encouraging Statements
- Take-Charge Routine
- Birth Bag Packing Checklist
- Postpartum Mental Health Symptom Guide
- Writing a Postpartum Plan Worksheet